25 May 2017

Full-Time Job Curriculum Leader: Production, Arts and Design

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Job Poster) – London, England, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Salary, Grade 8: £52,929 – £58,974 per annum, including London Weighting

Principal Lecturer or Reader title in specific disciplinary area of expertise subject to confirmation by the School’s Conferment of Academic Titles Committee.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is seeking to appoint a dynamic theatre practitioner and educator with the vision to lead the academic development of its flagship Theatre Practice training. The Curriculum Leader: Production, Arts and Design will work with an established team of expert course leaders across twelve specialist areas of theatre and performance arts, crafts, production and design.

The primary focus of this new role will be to maintain and enhance strong learning and teaching practices while leading and coordinating the overall curriculum development of the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice programme (https://www.cssd.ac.uk/content/theatre-practice-ba). You will also help develop new collaborations across the School (including at postgraduate level) and beyond.

Guided by the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience strategy as well as best industry and academic standards of practice, students will be at the heart of your work. You will lead and coordinate the Theatre Practice team in ensuring that curriculum design and pedagogic methods train students as reflective practitioners, able to apply and integrate high level specialist skills within a thorough understanding of theatre’s collaborative processes. Central trains graduates who shape the future of theatre and performance, so you will also lead the team in ensuring that the curriculum is alive to new directions, practices and critical contexts.

You will have a practical grounding in a relevant specialism within the field and a developing national or international academic profile. You will have a strong vision for training production, arts and design graduates who will shape the future of theatre, be committed to developing as an academic leader and excited about contributing towards Central’s international profile as one of the world’s leading conservatoires of the theatre and performance arts.

The successful candidate may be awarded the title of either Principal Lecturer, recognising a profile in applied, integrated or pedagogic scholarship, or Reader, recognising Research profile as defined by the HEFCE for the purposes of the UK Research Excellence Framework. You will also show academic leadership through maintaining and developing your academic profile. Scholarship and Research at Central are supported by generous sabbatical and project-based awards schemes.

For further information and application details please visit:

Closing date for receipt of application forms is midday on 20 June 2017.

It is anticipated that interviews and assessments will take place on 03 July 2017.



• Job Title: Curriculum Leader: Production, Arts and Design
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
• website: https://www.cssd.ac.uk
• Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, design, and production. Location: ~ outside the USA and ~~ Europe.


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